With lots of us now working from home, we’ve never had to rely so much on our internet connection to be productive. From having stable video calls to using the internet to carry out vital research, all our jobs are dependent on our internet connection to a certain extent, especially if you’re in a household battling for bandwidth supremacy.
To support UK businesses especially during these times, something needs to be done about the UK’s unreliable internet connection. Here are 3 ways upgrading the internet in the UK will help improve working from home.
You’ve probably all experienced a case of poor audio or what we like to call frozen face when on a video call. It can be frustrating and embarrassing when your audio keeps on cutting out or your video keeps freezing. Video meetings can be a wonderfully collaborative experience at the best of times and an absolute train wreck at the worst.
Improving the UK’s connectivity will help address these issues and allow you to hold meetings with confidence. Knowing that the audio and video will be crystal clear, will mean your meetings can run so much more efficiently (we can’t promise that if you’re using Zoom though 😉).
All forms of communication with colleagues when working remotely depend on the internet and it being reliable. If you’ve ever had your WIFI go down for a couple of hours whilst working from home, then you’ll know just how hopeless you can feel. Desperately trying to hotspot your phone, so that you’re not completely offline.
With a more stable WIFI connection, you won’t have to worry about missing that deadline or look like you’re straight up ignoring your colleagues. You’ll be able to communicate throughout the working day effectively and clearly. If it does go down though, there is always a free conference call to get your through! Whoop Whoop!
One of the benefits of being in the office is usually having your IT team in the building with you. Unfortunately, working from home doesn’t grant that luxury. The first people you turn to when your internet is getting in the way of your day job is your IT team. So much time can be wasted just trying to resolve the problem. Before you know it, two hours have gone by and you’ve been unable to do any of the work you were supposed to.
Having a reliable internet connection will help you focus on the tasks you need to be doing. Rather than worrying about when the next spell of bad WIFI will be.
There’s countless more reasons improving the UK’s internet connectivity will help you work from home more efficiently, but we don’t want to keep you all day. After all, you’ve probably got work to be getting on with.
But, as the shift towards remote working is only going to increase, meaning more and more people will have to rely on their internet and WIFI to work from home, the UK Government needs to address this, as a way of supporting UK businesses. You’ll hear more from us on this issue, so watch this space.